‘I welcome this’ - Region’s clinical commissioning groups poised to agree merger plan

Mark Davies, outgoing chief executive of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: NNUH

Mark Davies, outgoing chief executive of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: NNUH - Credit: NNUH

A merger bringing the region's five clinical commissioning groups (CCG) together as one is set to go ahead.

The proposals to join the CCGs together was floated earlier this year, in a move than is hoped to save millions of pounds - but could see jobs lost.

At a meeting of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital trust board, chief executive Mark Davies said the merger had in effect been agreed - a move which he welcomed.

He said: "I think this is a really big moment for the county to have one big commissioner which will help hugely in the development of a strategy to improve care. I welcome this."

The plans were proposed in August and went to consultation, during which 72 of 79 GP surgeries in Norfolk and Waveney said they would support the merger.


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Should the governing bodies of all five groups agree to the move, the new, single CCG will be created on April 1, 2020.

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